Unsolicited Advice About Fixing What’s Not Working

September 13th. Not sure how that happened, but here we are. Right on the cusp of the fall equinox. You can feel change in the air. Unless, of course, you are living in southwest Georgia. Then it feels like summer is holding you hostage and you will never see temperatures cooler than 70 degrees ever…

How Are You Doing with Your ‘One Word’?

I wasn't "called" to be a teacher. I became a teacher, because at the time, it was the easiest thing for me to do. In high school, I had little idea of what I wanted to do with my life. At one point, I wanted to become a beautician. (Those of you who know me,…

A Lack of Thought, a Tornado, and an Inspiring Text

I haven't been doing a lot of thinking lately. Been avoiding it like the plague. Not sure why. Perhaps I'm feeling a bit disheartened. Maybe it's laziness. Or perhaps I just needed time to rejuvenate. It was two weeks ago today that my husband and I began our trek to Wisconsin from Georgia. He was…

ONE WORD: Checking In and Making a Confession

So... how has your ONE WORD been treating you? Been giving it any thought? Really. I want to know. Personally, I've been struggling a bit. But only because I've been thinking. Which is a good thing! Right? This past month has forced encouraged me to differentiate between ACTION (my ONE WORD) and 'busyness'. I've been rather…

It’s Been a Good Week

My mom has been visiting for the past week, so my writing schedule has been a bit off. And that's okay. I am fortunate to have this time to spend with her. We've been walking daily,. My almost 87 year old mom has been managing a couple of hilly miles a day. It was also…